“Danang Chef Talents Competition 2023” is scheduled for December 19, 2023, and is making a highly anticipated return to the renowned culinary and heritage resort destination of Vietnam, Furama Resort Danang. The event will take place at the Furama International Convention Palace.
Chef Doan Van Tuan, the Executive Chef of the Furama and Ariyana Tourism Complex, and the Vice President of the Central Region Artisan Cluster of the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association (VCCA), is one of the esteemed judges for this year’s competition.
The program is collaboratively organized by the Danang Federation of Labor, the American Poultry and Egg Association, the Danang Hotel Association, Furama Resort Danang, and the Danang Culinary Culture Association.
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103 – 107 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City
T: +84(0)236 3847 888 / 333
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Danang, Vietnam – The Asia Pacific Onboard Travel (APOT) networking forum is all set to return to Danang, Vietnam, an event that will be hosted at the culinary & heritage Furama Resort Danang from the 25th to the 28th of 2023. This marks the second time the APOT forum will grace the charming city of Danang, the previous successful hosting being in 2014.
APOT is a unique organization in the Asia Pacific region that primarily focuses on airlines and their associated industry members, including inflight services, catering, interior design, suppliers, cargo companies, tour and destination operators, and travel tourism departments. The primary objective of the event is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and new ideas among industry professionals. Notably, APOT is a non-profit organization committed to networking differently and driving positive change within the industry. This year, the organization is celebrating its 11th anniversary since its inception.
The 2023 APOT forum promises a dynamic lineup of interactive activities. The event will kick off with a media briefing in the afternoon of the 25th, followed by the SOVICO welcome cocktail party by the poolside of Furama Resort Danang, generously sponsored by the SOVICO group. On the 26th, the CATRION “Jet Setters Palette” chefs challenge, sponsored by CATRION Airline Catering Saudi Arabia, will showcase culinary expertise.
Delegates will also embark on a unique excursion to Bana Hills on the 26th, hosted by the Danang Tourism and Promotions, featuring a delightful lunch and a captivating exploration of the area. In the evening, delegates will enjoy a bus trip to Hoi An Heritage City for a tour and a sumptuous central Vietnamese traditional dinner at the esteemed Morning Glory restaurant by the river, sponsored by Ms. Vy of Taste Vietnam Group.
On the 27th, delegates will convene at the hotel for an information-sharing networking session. In the afternoon, the world-renowned Master Chef Dimuthu will demonstrate sugar arts at the Furama Resort Danang. Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe, or Chef DK as he is popularly known, is the Group Skills Development Chef at Aitken Spence Hotels and Heritance Hotels and Resorts. A world renowned culinary celebrity, Chef DK is the only chef in the world to ever win 9 gold medals in individual events held at two separate Culinary Olympics, once in 2004 and again in 2006. All chefs from Danang are invited to witness and participate in this enlightening session.
The evening will culminate with the Danang Tourism and Promotions Department hosting an award and closing ceremony evening at the picturesque Poseidon river cruise on the beautiful HAN river.
APOT extends a warm invitation to industry leaders across the Asia Pacific region and beyond to join this year’s event in Danang. In previous years, the APOT forum has successfully convened in diverse locations including South Korea, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, Vietnam, and China. This year APOT partner with Danang Toirism and Promotions department and Furama Resort Danang as accommodations partner, APOT founder Mr Keerthi Hapugasdeniya (happyk) said.
For more information or to register for the 2023 APOT forum and past events, please visit www.APOT.asia/danang
The Asia Pacific Onboard Travel (APOT) forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation within the airline and associated industries across the Asia Pacific region. With a history dating back over a decade, APOT continues to redefine networking experiences through its annual forums and events, bringing together industry leaders and professionals to drive positive change and growth in the sector. Mr happyK further said.
Furama – Ariyana Da Nang tourism complex has enjoyed a thriving and prosperous year in the Central region’s tourism sector. The resort has garnered numerous prestigious awards, symbolizing the dedication and excellence of its staff and services. The esteemed World Luxury Awards 2023 has recently recognized four renowned brands within the Furama – Ariyana Da Nang tourism complex across various prestigious categories.
Furama Resort Danang – Best Luxury Beach Resort at South East Asia
Designed by the Australian architectural firm Denton Corker and Marshall, with interior decoration by Hirsch Bedner & Associates from Hong Kong, Furama Reasot Danang boasts a prime beachfront location on one of the most stunning beaches in the world, Danang Beach. The coastline is adorned with graceful coconut trees and pristine white sands, enhancing the beauty of Da Nang.
Furama Resort Danang is a gateway to three World Heritage Sites of Hoi An (20 minutes), My Son (90 minutes) and Hue (2 hours). The 198 rooms and suites plus 70 two to four bedroom pool villas feature tasteful décor, designed with traditional Vietnamese style and a touch of French colonial architecture and guarantee the Vietnam’s the most prestigious resort -counting royalty, presidents, movie stars and international business leaders among its celebrity guests.
Don Cipriani’s – Best Luxury Heritage Restaurant in Asia
Don Cipriani’s Italian Restaurant at Furama Resort Danang continues to solidify its status as the quintessential Italian dining destination by securing the title of “Best Luxury Heritage Restaurant in Asia” at the 2023 World Luxury Restaurant Awards. This marks the second consecutive year that Don Cipriani’s restaurant has been acknowledged by the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, a testament to the establishment’s timeless elegance and culinary excellence.
Ariyana Convention Centre Danang – Best Convention Centre in Vietnam
Since its inauguration in 2017, the Ariyana Convention Centre has garnered numerous accolades and distinctions, including the privilege of hosting 21 world economic leaders during APEC 2017. Its recent triumph in the “Best Convention Center in Vietnam” category at the 2023 World Luxury Travel Awards reaffirms Ariyana Convention Center’s prominent position as a paragon of quality and service in Vietnam.
V-senses Wellness & Spa – Best Theme Design Spa in South East Asia
Inspired by Cham culture, hidden away in a secluded corner of the resort, V-Senses Wellness & Spa ensconces guests in a serene haven of complete relaxation and rejuvenation. In a secluded Vietnamese Traditional House, hover over the tranquil koi pond, a small lush garden overseeing the blue sea, while the treatment rooms themselves feature a no wall spaces separated by glass panels, blurring the line between indoors and outdoors.
The esteemed “Best Theme Spa Design in Asia” award from the 2023 World Luxury Spa Awards serves as an evident to the unparalleled beauty and opulent resort experience that V-senses Wellness & Spa bestows upon its visitors.”
Mr. Gentzsch Andre Piere, General Manager of Furama – Ariyana Tourism Complex, expressed his elation following the multitude of awards from the World Luxury Awards 2023, stating, “We are truly proud. This accolade reaffirms the forefront of Furama – Ariyana International Tourism Complex in delivering top-tier services to our guests, partners and ours role in enhancing the overall tourism image of Da Nang city.”
About Furama – Ariyana Tourism Complex
The Furama – Ariyana Da Nang tourism complex encompasses Furama Resort Da Nang, Furama Villas Da Nang, and the forthcoming Ariyana Beach Resort & Suites Da Nang. In addition, Ariyana Convention Centre is seamlessly linked with Furama International Convention Palace to create the largest MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) venue in Vietnam. Situated a mere 14 minutes from Da Nang International Airport and just 10 minutes from the city center, the complex is intricately connected to a comprehensive network of hotels and resorts, as well as a diverse array of captivating restaurants, entertainment, and shopping destinations.
On October 28th, at Furama Resort Danang, “Vietnamese Cuisine – International Twists” cultural exchange event – a part of IMTECAD 2023, aimed at promoting tourism and cultural exchange between the cities of Cannes and Nice in the Côte d’Azur region, France, and Danang city, Vietnam, took place.
The event was organized through a collaboration between the Danang Tourism Association, the Danang Hotel Association, and the ULYSSEUS European University Alliance, in partnership with the University of Côte d’Azur and the culinary heritage Furama Resort Danang.
Furama Resort Danang is honor to welcome the French delegation, led by Mr. De Pariente Thomas, Deputy Mayor of Cannes (French Republic), Pr. Dr.Sc. Bùi Văn Ga, ex-Vice Minister, Ministry of Education and Training, Pr. Dr.Sc. Lê Thành Nhân, Dr. Cao Trí Dũng – Chairman of the Danang Tourism Association, Mr. Nguyễn Đức Quỳnh – Chairman of the Danang Hotel Association, and Mr. Gentzsch Andre Pierre – General Manager of Furama – Ariyana Danang Tourism complex, as well as representatives from various hotels and the sponsor Green Field Vietnam.
During his opening speech, Pr. Dr.Sc. Bùi Văn Ga emphasized the exciting opportunities for collaboration in various aspects of tourism, culture, academics, and more between the two regions. This collaboration aims to strengthen the sustainable relationship and development of both Vietnam and France.
Following this, Dr. Cao Trí Dũng expressed his hope for further collaboration in tourism development, especially in the film industry, film festivals, and the MICE tourism sector between the two regions. Dr. Cao Trí Dũng also entrusted the responsibility for the next exchange event to the representatives from Côte d’Azur, France, with hopes for many such events in the near future.
Throughout the event, there were presentations and exchanges regarding the culture, art, and tourism of the Côte d’Azur region, France, and Danang. Mr. Prabhakar Singh (Parker), Director of Sales & Marketing of Furama – Ariyana Danang Tourism Complex, showcased the beauty and attractions of Danang’s tourism, with a special focus on MICE tourism. Additionally, Ms. Nguyễn Thị Minh Tâm, Managing Director of the IBH Academy, shared information about the academy and her expectations for future cooperation with the ULYSSEUS European University Alliance and the University of Côte d’Azur, France, in the field of training and education.
The highlight of the event was a cultural exchange and presentation featuring dishes from the Côte d’Azur region, France, and Danang, Vietnam. These dishes creatively blended international elements with “Vietnamese Cuisine – International Twists.” The chefs, including Michelin 2-star Chef Sinicropi Christian, the culinary ambassador of Cannes Côte d’Azur, and Chef Doãn Văn Tuấn, the head chef of Furama – Ariyana Danang Tourism Complex, used water lily grown on the Hoà Liên farm in Hoà Vang as the primary ingredient. They prepared innovative dishes that preserved the exquisite flavors of Vietnamese cuisine.
Chef Sinicropi Christian, who had been inspired during his visits to local markets in Vietnam, expressed his desire to offer culinary experiences that blend the cultural heritage of his home in Côte d’Azur, France, without compromising the essence of Vietnamese cuisine.
Representing Danang, Chef Doãn Văn Tuấn served a dish titled “Vietnamese fresh seafood hand rolls with waterlily & herbs” with the aim of introducing the unique flavors of Vietnam to the distinguished guests from France. Chef Tuan shared: “The combination of waterlily with the five flavors of sour, spicy, salty, sweet, and bitter, sourced from various herbs in the Central Region, I hope to present a visually appealing, delicious, and nutritious dish that celebrated the traditional local culinary values”
Famous as the culinary beach resort, Furama Resort Danang is gearing up to host an evening of unparalleled gastronomic delight on October 28, 2023. The event, titled “Vietnamese Cuisine – International Twists,” promises to be an unforgettable celebration of culinary exchange.
To foster tourism and cultural interaction between the regions of Cote d’Azur and Da Nang, the event is hosted by the University Côte d’Azur (UCA), Danang Tourism Association, Danang Hotel Association and Furama Resort Danang, this exclusive private dinner will take place at the luxurious our resort, a world-renowned beachfront property known for our excellence in hospitality and dining.
The event will feature two culinary maestros who are set to tantalize taste buds with their culinary creations:
Chef Sinicropi Christian is famous as the 2 Michelin stars 18 Gault & Millau 2007 to 2023, and Ambassador of the City of Cannes | Côte d’Azur on this year IMTECAD. The Chef is well-versed in the history of the Hôtel Martinez. Born in Cannes, a lover and defender of his Provençal terroir, he has worked at the establishment since 2001; in 2007, he became the Chef at La Palme d’Or restaurant, he channels his creativity and style into the culinary artistry of La Palme d’Or and all the hotel’s other dining establishments.
Chef Doan Van Tuan is an experienced Executive Chef with extensive expertise in the culinary industry, spanning over 20 years. Chef Tuan actively engages in professional activities within the hotel tourism industry. He has served as a judge for esteemed events such as the Danang Chef Talent 2022 competition and the International Food Festival 2019. Since 2022, Tuan has held the position of Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese Culinary Culture Association in Da Nang (VCCA-DCCA).
“Vietnamese Cuisine – International Twists” aims to explore the exciting convergence of flavors, techniques, and cultures. Distinguished guests will be took into the enchanting journey through Vietnamese culinary traditions, elevated with a modern twist and global influences. The evening promises to be an immersive experience into the vibrant world of Vietnamese cuisine, served in a breathtaking setting by the sea.
Furama Resort Danang was honor to accompany the Central coastal localities’ tourism promoted in Malaysia
On October 23rd, the coastal provinces of Quang Nam, Thua Thien Hue, and Da Nang City collaborated with the Vietnam-Malaysia Friendship Association to host a program aimed at promoting Vietnamese tourism in Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Gentzsch Andre Pierre – General Manager and Mr. Hoang Vinh Sang – Senior Sales Manager represented Furama-Ariyana Tourism Complex to be a part of this special event.
This event, held at the World Trade Center, had the overarching goal of cultivating and expanding the international tourism market’s potential while enhancing the marketing communication of the “Amazing Central Vietnam Heritage” program. The provinces involved had high hopes of drawing in more visitors from key markets such as Malaysia, Singapore, and the broader ASEAN region, thereby increasing their presence in the tourism industry.
During the event, Quang Nam, Thua Thien Hue, and Da Nang City showcased their destinations, introduced new tourist offerings and services, and presented promotional programs from 22 travel businesses to their Malaysian partners and visitors. The gathering attracted a diverse audience, including representatives from Malaysian localities, airlines, travel companies, and media outlets, as well as delegates from Quang Nam, Da Nang, and Thua Thien-Hue.
Coming to the event, Furama – Ariyana Tourism complex team introduced the unique beauty and value of the resort such as: achitecture, heritage, cuisine, beach holiday,… along with attractive promotional programs.
Reference: Vietnam Plus Online News
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103 – 107 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City
T: +84(0)236 3847 888 / 333
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On October 23, 2023, Furama Resort Da Nang accompanied the Da Nang Hotel Association in collaboration with IBH Academy to organize the training course “Building a Sustainable Customer Source” for members of the Da Nang Hotel Association.
Lecturer Nguyen Thanh Long – Master Marketing of Swinburne University
Under the transmission and guidance of Mr Nguyen Thanh Long – Master Marketing of Swinburne University, Head of Economics Department of British College – BTEC – FPT, students learned the basic principles to determine content and create funnels on digital channels to create a continuous and sustainable source of customers, understand why building funnels and using content is becoming increasingly important as well as how to define content and understand the journey client.
60 students come from different hotels in Da Nang
Training course “Building a sustainable customer source” organized by the Da Nang Hotel Association on October 23.
The training session had the presence of Mr. Nguyen Duc Quynh – Chairman of the Da Nang Hotel Association, Mr. Le Dinh Nam – Vice President and Head of Training and Digital Transformation Department of the Hotel Association, Ms. Truong Thi Lan Huong – Member Standing Executive Committee and Ms. Ngo Thi Huong – Member of the Executive Committee of the Da Nang Hotel Association and 60 students from different hotel units.
Mr Nguyen Duc Quynh – Chairman of the Danang Hotel Association shared at the training course.
In the interview, Mr. Nguyen Duc Quynh shared: Stemming from the risk that some of Da Nang’s traditional markets are shifting less to other destinations in Vietnam, as well as the interest of tourists towards these destinations. emerging markets, and especially accommodation businesses that rely too much on online travel agencies (OTAs), it is necessary to build effective marketing channels to proactively get direct customer sources.”
Source: Tạp chí Doanh nghiệp Việt Nam
At 17:30 this afternoon (18th Oct 2023), at the International Convention Palace, the Closing and Awarding Ceremony of Furama Sports Tournament 2023 took place with the participation of nearly 100 employees and the Board of Directors of Furama Resort Danang. At the end of the Tournament, the organizer awarded 12 sets of medals to 12 male and female teams competing in 6 sports including Football, volleyball, badminton, tug of war, sack jumping and walking stilts.
The Furama Sports Tournament 2023 provided an opportunity for individuals and departments within the Furama-Ariyana Tourism Complex to engage and compete after moments of intense work, satisfying their passion, and enhancing the spirit of solidarity.
The success of the tournament has demonstrated that with unity and effort from all members of the Furama family, remarkable results can be achieved, not only on the playing field but also in our daily work. Let’s join Furama in revisiting the memorable moments of this emotional Closing Ceremony, and we look forward to seeing you again at the FURAMA SPORTS TOURNAMENT 2024!
The largest beer festival in Southeast Asia, GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2023, has officially kicked off for the first time in the beautiful coastal city, Danang.
On this evening of October 6, 2023, GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2023 is officially kicked off for the first time in Danang city. The festival started at 6:00 PM and concluded at 11:00 PM on the same day at the International Convention Palace of Furama Resort, with nearly 500 attendees including tourists, expatriates living and working in Vietnam, representatives of German businesses, and a large number of local residents.
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest annual beer festival, originally from Munich, Germany. This year marks the first time that GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam has come to Danang, organized by Furama Resort in collaboration with the German Business Association (GBA), aiming to recreate the unique elements of the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. The event was held under the patronage of the German Embassy and Consulate General of Germany in Vietnam, with the goal of promoting the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Germany in various fields such as culture, economy, trade, investment, and spreading the unique cultural values of Germany throughout Vietnam. This event not only serves as a platform for businesses to network and meet potential partners but also offers Vietnamese people the chance to experience the essence of German culture and cuisine.
At the festival, attendees have the opportunity to experience the unique elements of the original Bavarian Oktoberfest, including:
💯 Savoring the premium taste of imported beers directly from Germany.
💯 Enjoying the finest dishes of German cuisine.
💯 Immersing in live music performances in the German style.
💯 Participating in fun games and lucky draws during the Oktoberfest celebration.
Let’s join Furama Resort in reminiscing about the vibrant and memorable moments at GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2023 in Danang!
On September 27th and 29th, 2023, Furama Resort Danang organized a ceremony to honour outstanding employees in the second and third quarters of 2023.
During the event, 500 members of Furama Resort Danang listened to speeches by Mr. Nguyen Duc Quynh – General Director of Indochina Beach Hotel JSC and Mr. Gentzsch Andre Pierre – General Manager of Ariyana – Furama Danang Tourism Complex, regarding the development direction of the resort in the coming year, specific actions to achieve goals, and introducing the golden rules to create excellent service. The leadership also honoured 13 children of employees who passed the university entrance exam in 2023 and recognized 23 nominees for Employee of the Quarter Award.
This was also an opportunity for the company’s leadership to acknowledge the contributions of individuals who have dedicated themselves to Furama Resort Danang for 10, 15, 20, and 25 years.
At the end of the ceremony, the members celebrated birthdays and sent best wishes to those born in the second and third quarters, and received Mid-Autumn Festival cakes from the trade union and the company. The event was successful and helped foster unity and closeness among all members of the Furama family.